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General Practitioner - Yeppoon

Job Classification
General Practice / GP
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Pay Type
Annual
Salary / Pay Range
$0 to $30k
Start timeframe
Immediately
Location
yeppoon QLD 4703
Posted By
Healthworkforce
  • AHPRA + min 3 years of medical work experience
  • Emu Park / Zilzie is current a District of Workforce Shortage [DWS]area
  • Full time / Part-time, permanent positions available
  • $500+ K per annum potential billings (gross)
  • Potential long term opportunities to buy into the practice


Practice Information:
This practice is currently seeking experienced GPs to join our mixed billing practices in Emu Park and Yeppoon.

There are four busy, modern practices:

  • Yeppoon
  • Emu Park
  • Zilzie
  • Skin  & Specialist Centre

These general practices are accredited and are supported by teams of practice nurses, experienced reception/administration staff, and a practice manager. All practices privately bill and are fully computerized, with paperless patient files (Best Practice). Our fully equipped procedure rooms are provisioned with defibrillators, ECG, spirometry, diathermy, and all essential equipment necessary for day-to-day emergencies and procedures.

Practice hours are 7.30 – 5:30 pm Monday to Friday, with a Saturday and Sunday morning appointments from 8:30-12:30 pm. The weekend clinic is part of the weekend on-call roster, which is shared and rotated amongst all doctors (currently 16 Drs). Our practices value a multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. In addition to general practice services, the practice offers onsite access to the following allied health services: Podiatry, Psychology, Exercise Physiology, Pathology (S&N), Physiotherapy, Diabetes Education, and Dietician.

Three of the practices are accredited teaching practices and have an extensive history of providing quality training for registrars, prevocational doctors, and medical and nursing students spanning over 20 years. With 10 accredited General Practice (level 1) trainers with RACGP and four accredited trainers with ACCRM, our practice has the capacity to provide Registrars and General Practitioners an exceptional teaching environment and introduction to rural general practice.

The practice also employs:

  • Chronic Disease Nurses support the development of Management Plans and coordinated care arrangements.
  • Diabetes, Asthma, and COPD educators
  • Registered Nurses provided advanced skin treatments, including Photodynamic Therapy.

Yeppoon and Emu Park are coastal towns overlooking the beautiful Keppel Bay islands in Central Queensland.  Yeppoon has a population of approximately 16,000 and is located 30 km northeast of Rockhampton and approximately 600km north of Brisbane. Brisbane is less than 60 minutes by air from Rockhampton, so perfect for weekends away or shopping. Yeppoon is a very popular tourist destination and also one of Australia’s fastest-growing towns. The major drawcard for Yeppoon and the Capricorn Coast area is the vast long stretches of white sandy beaches and easy access to the Keppel Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.

Lying just 15 kilometres off the coastline of Yeppoon is Great Keppel Island. The island is the largest out of 18 islands in the Keppel group. There is a ferry service that will take you directly from Yeppoon to Great Keppel Island’s main beach. The area around the Capricorn Coast is also abundant with seafood. Fishing, snorkeling, diving, boating, and all other water sports like waterskiing, jet skiing, and wakeboarding are extremely popular.

Just a few kilometres south of Yeppoon, you will find Emu Park and Zilzie. Home of the famous Singing Sail Monument, these adjacent seaside towns have a population of approximately 7000. Emu Park & Zilzie are currently listed as DWS areas.
The Rockhampton Grammar School is highly regarded and buses commute children to the school daily. The Yeppoon area also has two private secondary schools, public schools, and excellent private primary schools. Central Queensland University is located in Rockhampton and offers a diverse range of courses such as engineering, business, nursing, education, and environmental science.

The practice has access to a local public hospital in Yeppoon. There is also excellent medical specialist support in Rockhampton. The Rockhampton Hospital (approx 40 km away) is a major regional hospital that provides the community with specialist medical care and full-time clinicians in areas including Cardiology, Urology, Paediatrics, Nephrology, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Anaesthetics, Psychiatry, Radiology, and Orthopaedic surgery. There are also 2 private hospitals in Rockhampton.

After-hours patient demand is minimal. The practice doctors share a rotating On-call Roster. Currently, doctors are on-call 1 weeknight every 2-3 weeks and 1 weekend every 2-3 months.
 
Qualification and Experience:

  • AHPRA + min 3 years of medical work experience

Following successful placement, eligible candidates may be entitled to receive support and financial assistance through Health Workforce Queensland's comprehensive workforce attraction and retention incentives. This position may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary for ongoing professional development.

Job # 100 02824
 

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Job Title
General Practitioner - Yeppoon
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Job Reference
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Location
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